Boston’s Best Rum Cocktails

May 29, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

In the wild, wild world of alcohol aficionados, the rum cocktail has its fair share of ardent, passionate fans. Just like any cocktail or alcohol, rum may not be suitable to everyone’s palate, but many Boston night owls love to mix, shake and stir their rum cocktails late into evening. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Tuesday night or the weekend, Boston is practically overflowing with great rum cocktails. Here are just a few!
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Intercontinental Hotel
510 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 747-1000

For the first example on the list, this waterfront spot practically screams out its devotion to the mighty rum cocktail right in its name. RumBa is located within the Intercontinental Hotel on Atlantic Avenue, yet defies any preconceived notions concerning its “hotel bar” status right from the get go, for RumBa specializes in rum drinks of all sorts and sizes. The atmosphere is hip and the decor cozy as drinkers and diners saunter in and order from RumBa’s expansive drink menu, while also enjoying appetizers like tuna tartare.

Related: Guide To Massachusetts Distilleries And Spirits

(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

(Photo from The Crossing/Facebook)

The Crossing
1592 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02120
(617) 487-4851

Sometimes, the simplest and most traditional of options can be the best. In this case, the ol’ standby of rum and coke is served up straight and unerring here at The Crossing pub, a great bar that welcomes guests like family in the neighborhood. This classic drink goes down perfectly alongside The Crossing’s classic, comforting bar food like warm pastrami sandwiches and satisfying nachos. Of course, The Crossing also serves up ice cold beer and whiskey for those who aren’t exactly rum fans, making this a nicely balanced visit no matter what day of the week.

(Photo From Facebook)

(Photo From Facebook)

Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks
528 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100

The Eastern Standard Kitchen mixes up delicious rum cocktails amid its varied drink and dinner specials for every meal of the day. Indeed, the Eastern Standard Kitchen delivers breakfast, lunch and dinner for Bostonians in the area of Commonwealth Avenue, but serves as a particular favorite for pre-game activities before a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. There’s an open and inviting atmosphere to the decor, while simultaneously inviting rum fans in any amount to walk on in and enjoy the spacious table set-up.

Related: Boston’s Best Boozy Brunches

(Photo from Bar 10)

(Photo from Bar 10)

Bar 10
10 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-7446

Bar 10 is a cocktail lover’s paradise as this Huntington Avenue spot specializes in mixing it up to any drinker’s taste, particularly those whose palates lean towards that distinctive taste of rum. Bar 10 has a diverse clientele and visitors can often expect to see business suits and cocktail dresses as they are more casual fare. Yet this bar’s atmosphere doesn’t discriminate, welcoming all customers with warm and friendly service.

(Photo from The Boathouse/Facebook)

(Photo from The Boathouse/Facebook)

The Boathouse
49 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-1650

The Boathouse has a wide selection of rum to fit the discriminatory taste of even the finickiest rum aficionado, and this Harvard Square spot also offers plenty of delicious food selections to go along with this massive drink menu. Salmon burgers, shrimp tacos and a delicious lamb plate greet visitors to The Boathouse, while this Mt. Auburn Street spot pleases its thirsty clientele with perfectly made rum cocktails from the knowledgeable bar staff. The Boathouse does fill up quickly on the weekends, so an early arrival is recommended.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at


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